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Capricorn

Capricorn is a classical, palladium-based ceramic alloy. The good flow properties during casting and excellent heat resistance allow a wide range of indications, especially for long-span restorations.

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Indications*

  • Inlays
  • Onlays, ¾ crowns, crowns
  • Telescope crowns, conus crowns
  • Bridges
  • Wide-span bridges
  • Cast posts / cores, bars, attachments
  • Implant-supported superstructures
  • Partial dentures

Technical Data

Composition (%):  Pd 78.1 | Ag 3.0 | Au 6.0 | In 6.5 | Ga 6.0 | Ru <1.0, Re <1.0, Li <1.0
ISO  22674:2016
ADA Class: Noble
Type / Color: 4 / White
Density (g/cm³) 11.2
Melting Range (Solidus/Liquidus): 1155 - 13350 °C
Elastic Modulus (GPa): 125
Porcelain Fired  
Vickers Hardness: 255       
Tensile Strength (MPa): 820     
0.2% Proof Stress (MPa):  525   
Elongation (%): 25  

Advantages

  • Excellent casting and flow properties
  • High heat resistance
  • Wide range of indications
  • Compatible with conventional metal-ceramics (e.g. IPS Style)
  • Certified biocompatibility

Processing Data

Investment Material:  Phosphate-bonded
Preheating / Burn- out Temperature: 750 - 820 °C
Crucible  Ceramic crucible
Casting Temperature: 1390 - 1450 °C
Oxidation  °C/min/Vacuum: 950 / 1 / No
CTE: (25 – 500 °C): 13.9 x 10-6 /K
Recommended Metal Ceramic: IPS Style, IPS InLine One,  IPS InLine, InLine PoM , IPS Classic, IPS d.SIGN
Laser Welding Wire: Laser Ceramic White

*See TYPE CLASSIFICATION DUE TO PHYSICAL PROPERTIES